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How To Be An Artist: Roberta Mockus

Roberta Mockus is an artist, mother, and struggles with mental illness.   Since childhood, Roberta found solace in the simplicity of coloring, a medium she has returned to. She has shown in galleries and is privately and publicly collected. It wasn’t until...

Creative Spirit Kara Bullock

Kara Bullock is an artist that resides in Southern California with her husband Jeff and their three children.  She has been teaching since 1998.  Kara’s career started as an elementary school teacher in 1998. But in 2008 she began teaching college courses, online, to...

How to take Art Action

“I’m only one person, how can I possibly make a difference?” This is the question we’ve investigated all month long here on Artist Strong. Hi, my name is Carrie and I help artists like you refine your skill and develop your unique artist voice.   Today, I’m going...

Creative Spirit Holly Dean

Holly was lucky to be born into a creative and entrepreneurial family, growing up in the rolling hills of Uxbridge, Ontario, where her lovely mother fed her imagination and her British father shared his love of England. She still feels lucky to be making her living as...

What is craftivism?

I grew up with a mother who was a maker. She was always building things: weaving baskets, embroidery, sewing, painting… you name it I was witness to her exploring the material. She has been and still is a wonderful example of someone who enjoys creativity for the sake...